Debunking

Debunking dodgy products and ideas!

EEVblog 1408 – $5M WiGL Wireless Charging BUSTED!

WiGL have raised almost 5 MILLION dollars on StartEngine. What’s worse than another wireless charging technology startup? – One that doesn’t really have any original technology and simply uses off the shelf RF energy harvesting chips! This one is just embarrassing. And they want to comepete with Energous, WiTricity, Ossia ...

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EEVblog 1389 – Spanish Solar Pavement STUPIDITY

A government in Barecelona Spain has paid 30,000 euro for a 9kW solar pavement from Platio. This perennial favorite topic never ceases to provide debunking entertainment! Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1389-spanish-solar-pavement-stupidity/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog 1383 – Human Battery Energy Harvesting BUSTED

It’s peltier thermoelectric generator TEG time again! This time the University of Colorado Boulder claim to have a new flexible TEG device you can stick on your skin that can power wearable and Internet of Things devices. It’s The Matrix! and the media are lapping it up. Can your body ...

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EEVblog #1369 – Xiaomi Mi Air Wireless Charging BUSTED!

Dave debunks the Xiaomi Mi Air wireless charging system that claims to be able to charge at 5W up to several meters using mm wave RF beam steering technology. Where have we heard this before? The Amp Hour 5G episode: https://theamphour.com/430-shahriar-discusses-5g/ https://blog.mi.com/en/2021/01/29/forget-about-cables-and-charging-stands-with-revolutionary-mi-air-charge-technology/ Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1369-xiaomi-mi-air-wireless-charging-busted!/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1363 – Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways Gets NEW FUNDING!

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways has just raised over $1M by selling common stock in the company! AND has scored ANOTHER government contract!, this time from the Department of Defence! Solar FREAKIN’ Aircraft Carriers! https://www.startengine.com/solar-roadways Energy Output: https://monitoringpublic.solaredge.com/solaredge-web/p/kiosk?guid=1e085701-ccb3-4ce5-b107-86e3b5e831dd&locale=en_US Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1363-solar-freakin-roadways-gets-new-funding!/ Podcast: Download

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